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26 Sep 07 #3951 by tiesys
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I am divorcing my wife on UB. As part of the proceedings, I have instructed my solicitor to apply for maintenance pending suit so that I can "force" my wife to pay her fair share of the overall marital debt we have created.

I have just got a hearing date of December and have been told by my solicitors secratey that the long wait is due to "formalities that we have to complete before the hearing".

My solicitor (who I am happy with), is away for a few days so I can't ask her what we need.

Does anyone have any ideas what we will need to take to court (I guess it's a fully completed form E).

Does anyone know what happens if my ex stalls proceedings by either not putting the E form in, or basically writing a tale of fiction?

Any help/ advice would be most welcome.

Thanks

Mike

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26 Sep 07 #3973 by LittleMrMike
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You should file your form E at least 35 days before the First Hearing. If your wife does not produce one you have the right to ask for an order, usually at the hearing itself, requiring its production. If you suspect that your wife has told lies, you have the right to send her a questionnaire and ask for production of documnts to support the statements in the Form E.

Mike

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